JD Duarte (The Newton Gang)

JD Duarte (The Newton Gang)

 New York City, New York, USA

"Rooted in the stealth-outlaw tradition of their 1920s namesake, The Newton Gang sneaks up on the listener like a good Kentucky Bourbon-mellow on the intake, but fueled by a strong, soulful kick that’ll leave you sprawled in a corner at closing time, pining for the redneck childhood you never had."


Outlaw country, tried and true. Frontman and singer JD Duarte started out as a drummer for national touring folk an Americana artists before putting his own band together in New York. From their humble beginnings as part of the Honky Tonk Happy Hour to their current role as Brooklyn's most prolific outlaw country band, The Newton Gang has come into their own. Together, they curate and host Brooklyn County Fair, Brooklyn's only country music showcase- hosting traveling artists as well as fledgling locals.

Duarte, with a team of locals, also operates BrooklynCountry.com, a community site that promotes shows, venues, CD reviews, and links to all things country in New York. The site has expanded to surrounding areas as The Newton Gang's recognition has increased.

With a star-studded CD release featuring 2011 Grammy recipient Dom Flemons of Carolina Chocolate Drops and Emmy-nominated producer Rench (one of the many musicians Duarte has toured with), The Newton Gang has staked their claim in the Brooklyn Country music scene.

The Newton Gang thanks you for listening and hopes to see you soon.


The Newton Gang (April 28, 2011)

Set List

Westbound (C)
I Built Her Up (G)
Southbound Train (G)
Redneck Roots (D)
Mistreat Me (A)
Daddy Loves You (G)
I Lie (C)
Right or Wrong (G)
Find My Baby (Am)
Far Behind (Am)
An Honest Man (A)
Dance With Me (C)
Why Do You Love Me? (C)
My Father’s Song (D)
Another Night (C to D)
Calm, Calm Place (D)
August Coming (G)
Same Time, Next Year (Am)
Unless (E)
Egydia Sparrow (G)
My Babe’s A Gravedigger (G)
First Morning After (C)

He Stopped Loving Her Today (G)
There Stands The Glass (C)
Streets of Bakersfield (G)
Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys (D to E)
On The Road Again (E)
Good Ol’ Boys (E)
You Never Call Me By My Name (C)
East Bound and Down (G)
King Of The Road (C)
Whiskey River (G)
Coca-Cola Cowboy (D)
Dead Flowers (C)
Good-Hearted Woman (D)
The Road Goes On Forever (E)
Doreen (Em)
Pills (G)
Drivin My Life Away (E)
Luckenbach, TX (G)
Jackson (C)
Golden Ring (C to D)
Apartment Song (C)
Honky Tonk